Have you ever wondered what really goes down on the set of Big Little Lies? Well, Reese Witherspoon is giving us the 4-1-1 on those long, delirious night shoots. (Hint: It involves a musical starring Laura Dern.)
“[Late-night on set] I like to make people laugh. Zoë [Kravitz] tells jokes too. Nicole [Kidman] carries around a bag of snacks with rock-hard old-lady candies, giving out peppermints and butterscotches. [Shailene Woodley] is just chill. And Laura gets delirious and starts making up musicals,” she said.
Witherspoon went on to gush over her crazy co-stars, adding, “I’m in awe of their talent and our collective ability to express on such a deep level, have joy on such a high level, and celebrate each other. It’s the most fulfilling expression of the female experience I’ve ever had on film.”
Big Little Lies originally premiered in 2017 and told the story of a group of women who are sworn to secrecy after witnessing a homicide. Season two of the HBO series will further explore their friendship and introduce new characters—like Mary Louise Wright (Meryl Streep), who shows up in Monterey to investigate the mysterious death of her son, Perry (Alexander Skarsgård).
We’d do anything to be a fly on the wall during those night shoots.